Don't Waste Money on iPad 2: 10 Reasons Why

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    Don Reisinger

1. The Design Differences Aren't Major

1. The Design Differences Aren't Major

Apple's iPad 2 is certainly a nice-looking device. And the best part is, it's thinner and features a lighter weight than its predecessor. But the difference is negligible, since chances are, most folks aren't going to notice the difference between 1.5 pounds and 1.3 pounds. Mobility is undoubtedly important, but the original iPad is just fine for those on-the-go.
On Mar. 2, Apple CEO Steve Jobs took to the stage to unveil the iPad 2, the follow-up to the company's wildly popular iPad tablet. The iPad 2 comes with dual cameras, an improved processor, the option to choose between a black or white finish, and much more. Apple fans call it a fine improvement over the predecessor that consumers and enterprise customers embraced. But there are differing opinions out there about the new version. The iPad 2 certainly looks like a fine product, but it falls short of some expectations. And considering it was less than a year ago that consumers purchased the iPad, it might not be the best time for existing iPad owners to actually opt for the iPad 2, no matter what Apple fans have to say. There's no debating that the iPad 2 is an appealing tablet that current, non-iPad owners would be happy with. But when it comes to spending at least $500 each year to get an updated iPad, Apple's latest release falls short. Read on to find out why the iPad 2 just shouldn't suit the fancy of current iPad owners.
This article was originally published on 2011-03-08
Don Reisinger is a freelance technology columnist. He started writing about technology for Ziff-Davis' Gearlog.com. Since then, he has written extremely popular columns for CNET.com, Computerworld, InformationWeek, and others. He has appeared numerous times on national television to share his expertise with viewers. You can follow his every move at http://twitter.com/donreisinger.